A rep for NBC confirms for TVLine that the show’s season finale, which was to have aired this past Monday as part of a double-header, instead will premiere online at NBC.com sometime in March.
The season-ender’s reassignment was first speculated on by TVSeriesFinale.com, which noted this advisory on The Cape‘s NBC.com hub: “The creators … are prepping an exclusive episode just for online fans! Keep watching this site in the days ahead to see a full-length special episode.”
The disappointing performance of both The Cape (which early last month saw its 13-episode order cut to 10) and The Event has caused much shuffling of NBC’s midseason schedule. At first, The Event‘s return from a winter hiatus was pushed back a week so that The Cape could wrap its run on February 28 with a pair of episodes. Instead, NBC made way for Chuck (no argument there!), leaving The Cape‘s finale unaired.
And even the Cape hour that did run on Monday performed far from super-bly: It drew an all-time low 1.1 demo rating, and barely collared 4 million total viewers.
TVLine will let you know as soon as we hear the exact online premiere date for The Cape‘s season finale.